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General News of Thursday, 5 January 2017


Farewell! History will be my judge - Mahama

President John Mahama has said he will allow history to be the judge of how he performed in office.

Delivering his last State of the National Address in parliament on Thursday, 5 January as he prepares to leave office on Saturday, 7 January, Mr Mahama said: “I’ll allow history to be the judge of how I’ve served my nation: how well I have done my part in running my lap of that relay.”

“How that verdict will ultimately be, I cannot say, I can only say that I have done my best, given my all and done so with the best of intentions for my God and our country Ghana.

“This is why I stand here today Mr Speaker, holding the baton of leadership, prepared to pass it on with pride, goodwill, and determination to Nana Adddo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and to ask all Ghanaians to cheer him on as he runs his portion of this important relay for Ghana,” Mr Mahama added.

Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) beat Mr Mahama and five others in this year’s elections. Mr Akufo-Addo will be sworn into office on Saturday, 7 January.